The potential for transit in the Chestermere area is being studied by the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). Included in that transit feasibility study is a public engagement process (chestermeretransit.ca) which provides an opportunity for residents in Chestermere to provide their input and feedback on their travel needs and patterns.
As part of the engagement effort, CRP attended Chestermere’s Winterfest in January. We asked people to tell us about where, when and how they travel locally, regionally, and to and from Calgary. The CRP also provided an update to Chestermere Town Council about the public engagement, gathered feedback and let them know about future public engagement events.
A total of 16 feedback forms were completed and an additional eight people asked to receive the feedback form electronically. Here’s what we heard:
Transit to/from Calgary
- 100% of respondents said transit to/from Calgary would benefit Chestermere
- Almost all respondents would use transit to/from Calgary if it were available
- The majority of respondents travel to Calgary for work and shopping
- The majority of respondents travel to Calgary by car on a daily or weekly basis
- The majority of respondents travel to other towns for work or shopping, and most travel to Strathmore
- 100% of respondents said regional transit would benefit Chestermere
- The majority of respondents would use regional transit if it were available
- Most respondents said a local transit service would benefit Chestermere
- Respondents were divided about using a local transit service
Over the next few months, the project team involved in the feasibility study and the public engagement process will be engaging Chestermere residents including an online survey, workshop, and public open house.
If you want to know more about the potential transit in Chestermere or want to be part of the engagement process visit: chestermeretransit.ca.
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